7 episodes

Hello - I'm Barry Patterson, traveller and legend. Join me as I travel the height and width of the country, fingering the pulse of the nation.
"Barry combines the grit of Michael Palin with the acerbic wit of Fearne Cotton" (Practical Pig Magazine)

Barry Patterson Tour of Britain Podcast Barry Patterson

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Hello - I'm Barry Patterson, traveller and legend. Join me as I travel the height and width of the country, fingering the pulse of the nation.
"Barry combines the grit of Michael Palin with the acerbic wit of Fearne Cotton" (Practical Pig Magazine)

    Snowdonia: Episode 6 Barry Patterson Tour of Britain

    Snowdonia: Episode 6 Barry Patterson Tour of Britain

    Barry discovers the legend of Aled Jones, explores the honeypot village of Betws-y-Coed from the comfort of a commercial bin, and climbs his way to a series finale atop a relatively beautiful Nuttall.
    This episode is sponsored by Visit Luton. Live it. Die it. Luton it.

    Music credits:
    Wasted Britain, Scott Holmes
    Happy Days, Scott Holmes
    Put on a Magical Hood Passage Version, Feldmaus

    • 15 min
    Outer Hebrides: Episode 5 Barry Patterson Tour of Britain

    Outer Hebrides: Episode 5 Barry Patterson Tour of Britain

    Barry finally gets a chance to try on his all-weather action Tweed in this jaunt to the Outer Hebrides. He recounts the origin myth of Harris Tweed, visits an atmospheric Hebridean ‘blackhouse,’ and dines with one of the region’s rising culinary stars.

    This episode is sponsored by Tifftoffy College, Perthshire.

    Music credits:
    Wasted Britain, Scott Holmes
    Gigue (BWV 995), Musick’s Recreation. Milena Cord-to-Krax
    Celtic Warrior, Damiano Baldoni
    Irish Club, Podington Bear

    • 16 min
    M1 Northbound: Episode 4 Barry Patterson Tour of Britain

    M1 Northbound: Episode 4 Barry Patterson Tour of Britain

    This time, Barry travels north on the lowest numbered motorway in Britain, enjoys a burger at the Leicester Forest East service station, and recalls his incredible talent for a niche musical instrument.
    This episode is sponsored by Fuldodger Wealth Redistribution.

    Music credits:
    Wasted Britain, Scott Holmes
    Corporate advertisement, Scott Holmes
    When I Am Laid in Earth (Dido and Aeneas), Henry Purcell

    • 11 min
    Cornwall: Episode 3 Barry Patterson Tour of Britain

    Cornwall: Episode 3 Barry Patterson Tour of Britain

    Barry Patterson learns the Cornish art of pilchard pounding, visits the sacred St Michael’s Mount and enjoys a trip to the underrated but scenic Newquay bus station.
    This episode is sponsored by Robertson’s Mechanically Separated Meat (MSM) products.

    Music credits:
    Wasted Britain, Scott Holmes
    Playtime, Jahzzar
    Great Open Sea, Wellington Sea Shanty Society
    Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos in Spain Gregorian Chanting 2, YouTube
    Paper lanterns in the dusk, Springtide

    • 14 min
    London: Episode 2 Barry Patterson Tour of Britain

    London: Episode 2 Barry Patterson Tour of Britain

    Barry takes a trip to the UK capital to experience the wonder of the world’s largest repository of stolen goods (the British Museum), the fetid waters of the Thames, and the cavernous new Elizabeth Line.
    This episode is sponsored by Grannies4Gold.

    Music credits:
    Wasted Britain, Scott Holmes
    Mahashivaratri Mela Festival Gokarna, Samuel Corwin
    8bitDetective, Bass Assassin
    Happy Whistle, Scott Holmes
    Postcards, Scott Holmes

    • 15 min
    North East: Episode 1 Barry Patterson Tour of Britain

    North East: Episode 1 Barry Patterson Tour of Britain

    The North East is a special place. Forget your almond milk upside down cappuccino. It’s a mechanically reclaimed hoof pie, washed down with a pint of sorrow for you sir!

    Barry takes a trip to the intersex Angel of the North, the micro-city of Durham, and the Berwick-upon-Tweed Sports Direct.

    This episode is sponsored by Colin Naysmith Funeral Directors.


    Music credits:

    Wasted Britain, Scott Holmes
    Peaceful Mind, Borrtex
    Drift, Scott Holmes
    Brip Pop, Scott Holmes
    We Stand Still, Scott Holmes
    Discovery, Scott Holmes
    Locked Up, Scott Holmes
    8bitDetective, Bass Assassin

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

colin_melia ,

Deliciously weird. Alan Partridge meets Little Britain

Barry Patterson’s winning podcast combines Tom Baker’s surreal narration of early-days Little Britain with the unlikability of Alan Partridge, grafted onto the model of Michael Portillo’s Great Railway Journeys. All in all it’s a hilariously bizarre experience. Episodes are kept short and snappy, the highlights being the Outer Hebrides and his trip to the British Museum.

paulwmk ,

Just not very good.

Have to say, this podcast is about as funny as contracting cholera. 2 minutes was enough for me.

dan'danny'daniels ,

Makes you realise ...

... just how clever and subtle Alan Partridge is.

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